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An Assessment of Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviours of Adolescents in Selected Secondary Schools in Guyana

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.199
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250–5
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Dietary and physical activity behaviours of Guyanese adolescents’ survey revealed that only one-tenth of youth are consuming daily recommended fruit and vegetable intake. Only half of youth participate in vigorous physical activity and less than half in moderate physical activity.

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Background: In Guyana, the five leading causes of death are ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, cancer, diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Maintaining healthy eating habits and adequate daily physical activity could prevent many of these conditions.

Accepted: 
20 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Dec, 2015

Evaluation of Nutritional Biochemical Parameters in Haemodialysis Patients Over a Ten-year Period

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.117
Pages: 
213–7
Synopsis: 
This study evaluated the nutritional status of haemodialysis patients by assessing biochemical and anthropometric parameters. The prevalence of malnutrition in haemodialysis patients was evident; however, the results showed that the nutritional deterioration of these patients was mainly reflected in their biochemical parameters rather than in their anthropometric measurements.

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Accepted: 
06 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 05 May, 2015

Effect of Menopause, Anthropometry, Nutrition and Lifestyle on Bone Status of Women in the Northern Mediterranean

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494–502
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In Mediterranean women, effects of menopause, age, anthropometry, nutrition and lifestyle on bone parameters were assessed. Broad Ultrasonic Attenuation and Speed of Sound were negatively predicted by menopause. Numerous effects were determined in postmenopausal compared to premenopausal women.

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of age, menopause, anthropometry, nutrition and lifestyle on bone status of women of the Northern Mediterranean Region of Croatia, which is considered the Adriatic Coast of Southeast Europe.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Knowledge of Students Attending a High School in Pretoria, South Africa, on Diet, Nutrition and Exercise

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Pages: 
633–40
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Inactivity and low levels of physical activity are predisposing factors to many chronic diseases such as heart disease which are showing an increase in prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our results indicated that 38%, of the participants engaged in low activity levels, 58.8% in moderate activity levels and 3.2% in high activity levels and that generally, adolescents are not actively involved in adequate physical activities that could safeguard their present and future health and well-being.

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Objective: The objective of this study was to ascertain the knowledge of students on the composition of a healthy diet, daily nutritional requirements and the importance of regular exercise.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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